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Oh netcr luintl tbnl, il Ketiuetli; Ml benr the blatue of iinreimoiiablciKjwi ooiir than niitli.-rgo the visit, -(be bni! flayed b Iib waft, I would hnve gono n I tiM-d lo k". Willi"? eriougb; lit when ho niado ftlt.'b ft tlmikey of hiuiKelf, mid married that hinnid, Imd- temi eied beanly, I made a resolution to keeji a country betwet-n na benon- forth. rerhpim when yon know her, Ken, be I neve will know her, miid Kenneth that'll a better j dun. Her diiuffbter may Ic a nice girl, con- tinuetl bin mother, and you are nearly eouNinn, you know. Not very lU'iuly, I think, answered Kenneth, with an ominous purl in the Rtnull, thick nioiihtacbe, and tievtr ean be nearer, that's a blesHi'ng, Of course nho itt bcr mother over again girls always are. Boys aro not, said Mrs Goring, with a ttvinklo in her eyes. You wish they were, I HnppoNO, said Kenneth, with a light little laugh, for then I would b niouMaghK4a 1 '.rin ton . Ii.ball not aiiHwer the letter until to morrow, Haiti hU mother quietly. Bring your answer homo from mnss, jdeaso. I have yi'en it yon ftbtindred timed, mother bo exclaimed. Vb;tt an obati- uato little lady you are Mrs Goring was rjnito right iu the cogitation which called up that smilo, for at night, when Kenneth came from riiCHH, ami found bcr waiting biia. bo naid as bo bent to kisn her, I'll go, motl er, if you like. My leave begins on Thursday, and I may as wull go at once I shall bo back the sooner. You seem bent upon it this time; I wish it were over. She windy refinined from arguing the point then at all, and turned Jhe conversation, while Rtrango to Say, that as he talked that night, looking very handsome in tho open ncarlet jacket bis face bright and earnest, Kenneth never gave even one careless glurce in the mirror opposite; be might indeed have forgotten its very existence. There had been a fair at Colebridge on that Iliiiisiiav mortiinc and af Kenneth Goring walked down the sta tiou platform, ho noticed Unit a great many pent. In were going by this train not tliut tbey would interfere with. him ha thought, H4 tl.ey niade lively assaults on the tl.il d-tlnhf carriages', a m-1 of boisterous roughs, with whips in their bands and a generous odor of stable about tbi'in. There was always a good deal of cu rioity alout Kenneth Goring. Higt as Le held bis bead.tbe blue eyes missed very little of whut was going ou below them; and now they were almost tin consciously busy with theft) droters for l;otn be b it a kind of contempt uous pity, as they eagerly crowded iu to the close, dusty, third-chus carriages. I've put your jmrtmatitean into the van, sir, and tho gun and fishing-bas-kt, id the ,it,f m. Ibe itid you will keep with you iu the cirri. i"', I sup pose sir. The stii'ikitjtf coifi,artment is empty, sir, am! the traiti dm-sii't stop oiiliU il re hes Linton junction. All righl, sa:d Kenneth. You uiay go, Bat rv Tins g mim lix.ke.l b.-t k, astonished to t-e Lis uiatt-r still standing at that ' end of the !tii.fj. rVsifulofbis tlis-1 1,1 I . ..1 I ...I I t. ... l I'muiriii r iiout mi at-iifc iu ay bnrridly. Tra.n'. just about lo t t, Mr j Ikuow. G,xdbye, Barry. And Ktriractb Wing on ti. rod, still too.Ith. blu. r-o- very Liuy now- l.,r tW t.,ul e.-i.'ht i, !.t ,.t. ,,., . otn&u, Uu.e Hid ait-kit y, Lurrying to- ! mJ tLe tisio nd tonards tlo farm- tr men who were ttii! laugb.cg auj talking tiikitW the opM Jours, ami still ; com 1 1. , up, more ktragloii; tntm an J ' fvrring tbemwivt ia. A vorUt, woing tie gill Lurrying on fwt aLr lame- U t: ,..... s.-.ti.i ... t. '-f,i nt it ; )t , ait 1 ('.!: 1 Nl'Hnl tin- Cirm;.e ! i I t,iii,.i'v, tui'winj! tt'tti t. At I l!i !.t-r link ! ,' '. -r iii. l i -1 t i t.i ; K- :.m til li id 1 s-r, ' HI L' St. M-'U: l.(v But the Hi' ii Hjv-.m- il the .U tight. . ph I.tV I'f If JUi i-i nlmtil ttjifct j.l.i rr b I In .ssi J, ni.Dia! il i t .!-:! IM'l tl.t'10 W:n '! t rmiiu hi n , L.!(,i iliiiUik lutk t. till) n'i!i! i-.l-'. Jut ii'! a Uiill h' tiiB I'in l 01 IU Mii:aj,'i - K(-liliib LiJ itmwit tit :iii r h:i I cuuM w? it iln- tUn-l'jf IH'H - ii it lit -1 u W&l.l KUli lJ IU It lu! f.tr lliOU' riln'.lui.t tllHtl L 111. It: Illicit il i.l Lt ftl. I.ttljir ru 11,13 III: u;j i itt.i .iiv iu II IIH1 .i; IH. (irt in, ll.his, hail! the jKirter.lmrr.eil- 0'- 1 '""' " whintie. o twiiu loi , unuhiu- lnnt-. ,ll" '"r 'in I I'iiit; uiuro HO tiim 'ftt J fm Uitm.-ht. Ki-iiuth htio.l b- jtrtit ij tin! Rtiiuuii Hitvi tlitj t.irna'u nil! of t;i ii iiii lill U lill i KIHllkU u ft wtr.ln -- - i.. 1 1. ....... i... I..1,.,.. I...- ,.. p., ., iii in into it tut. bitt; oi.f. 1 jur fin i i.ih' l j L'fctit l Iqi, lit; h.ii 1, iiltiild, Its lit; bjilul.g la anitiiij,' ti,e nioliii). ion imvo I'lil a hi-foinl to tlo it in. liirforo tlit-y vieif (AY Ivi i.lit lli Lad cmiglit the pleading, bewildering look of Umtiks. A liulu or two out of the station, wl.eu tl.isy ti"(:i)t d to have recovered their bieath, tiie im u bi'-.ni mukiiig tuviry at Kenneth's tspenso. It wan a shame, for baud-bot s to be all. iv. nl to 1'ii.u up their scats like men, said one; mid another wondered as 'ow he could tt ar himself from pretty Jane; and another, with a grim smile at the shiug lod, w us Thunktu' as hejl lived to travel with a beadle us curried bis oic iu a Im,'. Kenneth maintained a haughty Bi llet' iintill one young wit'j with grimy Kindt, begun feeling him, being op pressed with doubts as to whether be was real. Then Kenneth turned upon lim a pair of cool inquiring eyes. reyoirpoor tramping fellows, said he, wanting au odd job in the bay-making, if you can get it, or aro you Irish vugabouds which ? Neither, any more nor yo aro yerself was the reply. We're bonebt English laborers. 0, indeed said Kenneth. What n mistake wo make, then, in being proud of our English laborers I've heard tLsHii-.if!t d a set of capital, uiaulv fel lows. I'm sorry I ve seen you, because now I know that that is ttjio" Though Kenneth bad not expected any resjlt from this cool, couteuiptious opinion, bo saw a gradual one; find when tho train slopped at Liston he turned as bo got out and gave his com panions an ttiiiusod nod that brought a laugh to several faces. Betaking bis ticket here, Lo was led to an empty Ct-rringo and shut in with tho inevitable bang, tho look of amusement still ling ering on bis face nt tho thought of his first stage. Erstone I and wuling from a long rumination, Kenneth emerged languid !y, not at all rejoicing that so uiuoh of his journey was accomplished. As he walked away tho lnum girl eauiu slowly from her caiTiaji!, and Kenneth raised his hat as bo sininti.ted ou, but forgot ull about l.t r bt fore be iiioiinlud the dog-cart which awaited him outsido You take the reins, sir, I suppos said the groom. Yes, Kit ii Kenneth; and they drove on until they turned in at t' e pmk gales. Beautiful park, sir ! said Sum aston ished to find they had been silent so long. It st ems no, answered Kenneth shortly- Good thing tbei's a ton, sir, to in herit it it'l. Oh, there is always a son in these cases, answered Keuiietli, carelessly. Bather hard for Miss Ardale, though sir, C'litiuuetl Sam. Why? asked Kenneth, thinking noth ing at all abiliit it, Bern lisp silo's yot nothing, you see, being only a step daughter of tie' uuis ter's, nr. Then what could she tpnt? snid Kenneth. Ob, she duii't ( xj vet anything, sir, answered S nn quick ly I know she dmi't but I sh old think it's 'urd being; a step daitghti r wi ere lime's u deal of money in the family. I nhoiiid think it would be harder where ll.iiie' none, suid lv nn. th, in a tone that showed stn h entire in- d:ff.-ruie I t the ui ;?( t thut Sam e.iuld j hear to w al; t o morn of Lis intelligence and they lht-y drew tip to tho hmise in iSi l lifl A liWi.-sotue gt.-iy .! notlie i 11 w "' ",u ' " jibe pleasant H.o.iwr even.ng and tit- j r. grout,.! pn-adii.g d..w u to a mag - u'tt'U r,k' tJf uh h rUtr i tU ';"u"a Uh" m' f Wh b? ! Kenneth one L-pe of amusemcjit - i w -i.nd ait;-.-! the trees. j Ktnm tit, my ti r o-.y, you ar litre, at h,t, are you 7 ai4 nm tine;. lk:MItte. Kenneth' attentions were met dJn ctMai.j, hu. j Y, uncle, I am really Let at last, aaiil KebttcUi, warmly abaliug kaml at 'the door with a small tldttly gentleman. I luu very g'sd vttt art, said Lit tin- e'e. Mm is, I t.t von, my dear, le roM timed, s a J.i ly in eieiui3 drews, holding a i gbt shawl around Lt-r sbt.-iildero, csimi down the stairs; thif is in y l.t phew, ('apt Kenneth (toru.g yuur ni j In w ti'u now K iiiitth only bowed, a ettld, slight bo, f ir this i the ''' ni'irc of l,rs t.iiio; tho languid, bad temjiered Uau ly. And fbt) lot'Led the character, too; In r moiitb and eyebrow both painfully rtbt-d, cold and sinister despite her oeaufy, and beautiful despite her btu ijuor. For ten years the opinion Ken neth formed of her at that moment nev er changed, but when her watering health failed altogether, Kenneth never tpoke of that opiinon more. Half au hour afterwards Kenneth en teted the drawing-room; strikingly big tnd hainliomo as he stood in bis even ing dress beside the little uias'er of the hoiiHi'. Why do you wait ? drawled Mrs Her eford from her cushions; ring for diu ui r, Edward; it is half an hour bite us it is. This implied rebuke did not however Intel fear w ith Kmiuctu's cou posiiro in tho It list. I thought y mi were waiting for Mar ion, my dear, said Mr Boresford, ring ing as he stroke; it is so very unpleas ant to go to diuner in installments. I was not aware that Marion urrang' ed tho meal hours, sail) the mistress of the house, taking the ana Kenneth coldly offered. This cold but perfect politeness he muiutuiued through all their inter course, unmoved by any and every pro vocation. As they crossed, tho ball Keuncth was await) that a young lady joined tbeui hastily, linking her arm iu his uncle's, and to following tham into the lining-room, where the plate and glass iu rich abundance shone and glittered in the evening sunshine. My daughter, Miss Ardale, Kenneth; my nephew, Captain Goring, Marion my dear. t Kenneth's inquisjitivo blue cyea took her in at a gluuw, as he told bis moth er neit day iu a letter of five lines rather tall and pretty; proud and satir ical; with an intensely repellunt man ner. That was" all and certainly enough, such as it was, ho snid. Miss Ardalo bdl to bitn rathor slightingly, and ffx her place, giving Inn second glaiiceV Where were you to make you bo late, my ileur ?' asked her step-fathor. Different places, sho answered, care lessly, setting tho seal to Kenneth's unflattering opinion of her. Sho was not pretty enough to excuse this evident prido, ho said, glancing nt her priPQ rnorpi No, oortainly not She had not any perfect feoturo in her face. A pair of big brown eyes, and a bright complexion; ho did not see any thing eko to admire. Yen, her teeth wero good very white indeed, just tho teeth and complexion that belong to perfect health j pptfiing more. But Kenneth, as he followed his undo into tho drawing-room after theii wine, said to himself, I must bo polite to hor while I urn here; perhaps she is loneh n bit, being the only young person about and the parent being such shrew. So he advanced to Miss Ardale iu his natural courteous manner, and sat beside her and made small talk tho rather small talk which he had al ways found irresistible hitherto; but 'she did not attempt to bide that' she was bored excessively, and of course Unit was no stimulant to bis exertion May I hope for a little Finnic, to night? he asked, really longing for the relief. If you like, she answered, tapping her foot on her stool, and leaning back iu her low chair. Thank you, said Kenneth There was a long pause; and then, as sho did not attempt to move, Kenneth bent- and offered his aim What for? sho asked, looking up with lazy surprise. To lead you to tho piano, said Ken u( th, flushing a little Lit awkwardly. and feeling painfully tall at fhe kept him standing so Thank you, said she; but I am very com fort able here. But yon promised me some umsic.he went on, looking at ber with an un I wonted linger growing in his eyes. j Not at all, she replied. Yon asked j if you might hope, and of coursfl I , have no obji ctions to your hoping ' Why nhotild I ? They you will not play or tsing? ask j ed Kenneth, still standing, a nd the an ; ger darkening hi blue eyes now. j v n;...., ,,!, answered curtlv. the ''t su l.lenly ceasmg its lapping. ThatA you for showing me so soon j Jolir u,lwiliigCewi to oblige. It ill prevent a rettiUon of the requested I Kenneth; and turning on Lis Lel, he j mWJ lle careless bttlo htiif bow With I ihicb she ftt lnowie -IgtJ bis sjK-e h. Sa il went on, day after day, just the ;o invariably by a renuise, tUt they died a natural deatL M last; jit, except ! a rr nnctrtain fwiiUHKM wbea nhe Icarue In Lis way, Le was apparently ol- !miNi of her; ytthe caught biiustlf j wondering a great deal ab jitt bt r. Why wan it that he so persistently refused to ride with Lim ia the morn- J ing. Ltn, M U knew, she was very j fond of riding? Why did fhe purpose- j ly remain iunsilhf until luncl.t-on time, i whtu tie knew very well that she ! repnred to re a 1 mtvi's to her mother ; aftt r that ? How dull and stupid it was here, es ccpt for the fishing, and how difagree- bly selfish of Marion not to try to am use him. On the very last morning of his stay, Keuncth sauntered out with bis fishing rod on his shoulder, and camo upou Marion leaning against a pillar ou the terrace, iu a richly braided morning dress, and a rather shabby straw hat. Aro you going to take pity on me, Miss Ardale, and show mo a new spot to try to-day? said Kenneth, dofling his straw bat as he stood bt-sido her. The benefit of a new spot to you would baldly recompense the trouble to me, sho answered, without turning to ll 1111. True, it wculd Hot. I forgot myself tor a moment, bo answered hastily. I ill find a new spot for myself this hap py hist day. Good morning, Miss Ar- bile. She returned bis good morniug slow- y, but sho watched Lim out of sight among tho trees before sho stirred her self. Even Iauk Walton hirjisolf would have caught nothing, fishing as Ken neth fished that morning; and when, in his restless iess, he had wandered from point to point on the river, still unsuccessful, ho began to wondor when he should get back again, tiled and lispiriled as ho felt. . There must be a cut.looking around. It would be ridiculous to follow the river back in all its turnings. So he turned directly off, and camo presently into a wood. 1 go straight through this, turning neither way, ho thought; tbat'a always safest in a strange wood. With which logic ho quickened his pace, coming out at last in tho open meadows, and close besido a very little white cottngo. I may just as well ask here for the nearest way homo as go wandering for hours with this basket on my back. Thinking thus, ho bent his tall, curly head, and eurtered a small, empty kitchen, neither dirty nor untidy, but evidently untouched that day. Ueuueiu iuokou round, wouueiuig whether it would bo worth while stay ing till somo one came. Ho did not know much about country cottages, so he miulo up his mind that, as the door had been ajar, somebody was about; and his eyes wandered round, they rested with intense surnriso on a pair of little dainty kid boots that stood be sido the small, bright fire. They look ed so unsuited to the place, so incon gruous, that perhaps was the only reason he stared at them so bard. And as he stared his ear caught & low voice through another open door besido him, The voice came from above, and sound ed strangely sweet in this odd little room. Kenneth listened, astonished Now I am going down, and when the kitchen is ready, I will fetch you. This ho beard the voice say; then befell that the owner of the voice was coming down stairs". His eyes were on the narrow, steep wooden stairs; and first he saw a broom, then a pair of shoes a loose, ugly pair of soft, noiseless slip pers; and hen a petticoat a spotless petticoat tucked elaborately; and then a braided buff dress, looped high upon it; and then he saw a face- Marion's faco and yet hardly Marion' face as he bad ever seen. Sho blushed painfully when she saw him so, but she was the first to recover herself, while ho gazed on, his eyes tin consciouly telling something more than his surprise. With her sleeves tucked up, showing the while, dimpled elbows, she folded her bands on the broom, and stood looking at him a little defiantly. Captain Goring, she said, you have no business to come here. Yon should not have come, she went on, determined that her eyes should not droop, as she stood in her odd po sition. Why, be asked, with the very slight est smile. Because if I choose lo give way to w him and come to see bow poor people live, yon Lave no right lo follow me. she Mild. I follow you ! be repeated, bewilder ed. Yes, was il gmerons, do you think she asked, and with all her trying she could not ptuvcnt the tears that bad gathered slowly in Ler eyes from fall ing down upon ber crossed Lands. jliss Ardnie, imieeti let me assure you, said Kenneth, earnestly, that I entered tbi cottage to ask my way, and bad no more idea of seeing y on here than ! J he man in the moon, she put in. j laughing lightly. I believe you, Cap j tain Goring, she added, and inrolcn j turiiy she held out hr hand, drawing it in again suddenly, with another 'aogu. I would not rtcommtnl you to tomb that, fh tid. tasking Lt r bed, , it neeos an appiH-aiuiu oi p j I a . But I would bko to touch if. wtiJ j Kenneth, quii t!y. j No, I should be Bs!,nied of the ct.u- j trat, she replifd. ( Then there shs.'.l be none, if Jottj pitas, said Kenneth, bis btrti full of fun. 1 lr sue to give me tie I loom; my own bands will be Worse iu a miiiiite. j Now do you really mrati to Mny here, j Captain Goring? j I do, if possible, as a vohmtei r, be Ami do yon wish to help mc : Hie , continued, seeing that bo spoke iu thorough t nicest uess. Indeed I do, he replied. Will, then, let us work iu conceit, saitl Marion l'h aso to move a few things while I sweep the kitchen. First of all lie moved tho bttlo bonis, rather tenderly, on tho window sill, while Marion watched him amused. They mako such a noise, thoso high heels, sho said, in explanation; and in-1 valid's cars are so delicate; that re minds mo, sho added, I wonder who alio thinks I have got down hero help ing me. That's famous, Captain Gor ing, sho said. You are a good aid-do-: ramp. I am never able to do that You have often dono thii.thrn ? said Kenneth, turning a little from his oc- i cupaticu lo look at her in a now, grave ay. : You have, I should say, sho answer ed, flushing a little; you do it most scientifically. Now the broom, said Kr nnetb, with bnniiiesH-liko air. No, that is my part, sho said. Miss Ardalo, you are most unfair, keeping my weapon in custody under folded hands, said Kenneth. Let mo show you a new trick in the art of swooping. Throwing hor head back in a light involuntary laugh, she let him take it from her; and as sho did so, ho closed his hand for a moment on hers. It might bo too black to venture presently, ho Said, smiling most coolly. It roused her though from her silent enjoyment of his novel occupation. She busied herself too, and soon tho littlo kitchen was a picture of neatness and cleanliness. Now, Captain Goring, she said, put that queor old easy chair hero nt tho open window and wait a moment. The slippors ran np stairs without a sound, rc-appeariug vejy slowly, as itiuiiou DU'nui ttnt tt butient., t.i man, whom sho placed snugly on the easy chair, where the puro Burnmor breeze could kiss tho worn and wither ed cheek. At a look from Marion, Kenneth be gan to talk to hor easily, naturally and gently, as tho poor liko to bo talked to, sitting on tho window-sill, and not seeming to know very well what to do with his long logs. Then Marion brought out a tea-cup and Bancer.bread and butter, kc, and arranged them on a littlo tablo bofore her; and as she moved to the fire Kenneth darted for ward. The two faces wore almost lu dicrously grave and inmovablo as they bent over the little black lea-pot, rath er close togcther,as Marion held it and Kenneth poured the woter into it. What t serious necessity there was for neither of the four eyes to stray I Now, Mary, you are coinfortublo,and have everything to your hand; suid Marion. Oh, stop ! sho added, sudden ly, where is my memory to-day ? I have never cut the broad and buttor While Kenneth w atched the pretty hands which hud been washed, of course, after tho sweeping process he wondered whether they could bo the useless, scornful hands that fidgeted so often at night in the drawing room ut borne. She cut half a dozen delicate slices, putting the plate within reach of the feeble lingers; then she turned slipped on her boots and tho old hat consigned tho slippers to a cupboard and asked Kenneth if he was ready He was bo astonished at the unusual occurrence at tho prospect of the walk with her, that he almost spian over the little table. I have forgotten my hands, Miss Ar dale, said he; I will go and wash them outside. When he camo in wiping them cheer fully on his snowy handkerchief, h caught tin low thanks and blessings of the poor woman as Marion found place in a worn old Uibhs and place it open on the table. They turned out together in th pleasant sunshine the sunshine which for the first time to-day, shone picas antly for Kenneth (j iring, IJe did m look in Marion's fu:e us they walked si Jo by side; be hesitated even tohn-u the aiici.ee i..r ieur sne snouni nave dipped back into the Miss Ardale of the day lit f rc. But at last she wan so still herself, he felt obliged to speak. Does she live alone, that poor old woman ? he began. Yes, replied Marion, except that a woman who pauses here from In r work goe, in and puts all right f,r the night, And aro yoa accustomed lo dy tow for her iu the morning f aske l Ken neth, gently. I do not know Low juany timeij it j,,,, 4,, ,;,:vl) , ruf-m. id Mrin ..... . . w ith an n hn of tho oi l t.-n I lave .,t d -nv it often. It i net lol.g siuoe her tUubier tbed, and it is impossible f pi help (here, Jtut y,u OTt There, dmi't ask me th.-M .pirstlnus, plt.a,.f ht interruptej, impiaii tiily . what did you catch to-day X,-t ViW thf rt ply-nntll I eail;ht y, at your work. ,m. l.u,jrhed a little, and hiKei,od ,u (i,,, , j Will you ii.b with me. or rather w ill vu l,.t ,,iiilo with you this after- ttivini f ho asked. No, thank you, idir- answered with flight politeness, I am going to rend to mamma. But Mrs llervsfi.rd drive at five, said Kenneth. There was no answer to that remark. itnd Kenneth, hurt and humiliated, ulked on without attempting again i break the silence. At five? u't'lot k that ('veiling, as Mr ;iud Mrs Hcres-ford drove front tin' lour, and Kenneth's horse stood wait ing fir him, Marion camo slowly up to hero he stood drawing ou his gloves. I w ill vido with you if you choose, uptaiu Goring, sho said a littlo wear1 iiy. Thank you, he answered, growing suddenly in Marion's eyes throo im hes iller, and annihilating her at once. I uu not at all anxious to Interfere w ith our arrangements, and himt not thu lightest objection to a ritlo alone. Mio turned back, and ho mounted oolly; tint Ins heart was hot ami un otnf'ortablc, nevcrtheless,aud ho found that ho had, after all, a slight objection to ride alone. lu less than ait hour bis horso was uck in the stable, and ho, restless and 11 at ease, and not at all understanding ihy was wulking on in any shade ho ould find toward tho outskirts of tho park. Suddenly lie camo out from among thu thick trees into a field of my partly cut, and ho saw, sitting gainst a tree upon the mown gruss, with a child beside her Marion. Should ho turn away now before sho saw him f Yes; clearly that was best. Hut then ho did not do it, for tho sim ple reason that he could not. For two or three minutes ho still hesitated, then ho advanced boldly and sat down near her; nay, not only sat, but lay there in tho coolest manner just at her feet. Sho saw him, for her lips quivered as no camo up, wnno sno went on wn.n what sho had been saying to the child. Then fcho was quite silent. Tho littlo girl turned to Kenneth eagerly and cx- itc-dly as he threw himself down, A rc you Miss Ma-an'a b'othcr ? sho lisped, touching Kenneth's thick curls with great inqm'sitivcnesH. No, ho said softly, not her brother, Do you live together ? sho asked again. Yes, to-day wo do; to-morrow wo tlou't; ho answered gravely, eyeing tho littlo Inquirer. Nelly, called Marion, a littlo impa tiently, come, wo must go homo now. But when the child turned, Marion took her hand and roso May I come, too ? asked Kenneth, rising quickly. If you cave for such small company, answered Marion, her voice shaking a little. And for tho second timo that day they walked side by side in tho sunshine. They stopped in tho village at a small dingy house, with a shoemaker s sign over the door, and entered a gloomy kitchen, where a pale, sickly looking woman whom Kenneth recog nized, rose to meet them, evidently from a long earnest watch at tho wood en cradle beside her. Fit down, Ellen, said Marion gently; we have brought Nelly safely back, and a very pleasant walk we have had. Did you take your rest. Yes; but, Marion, Ned camo homo just then. Ah 1 and was his journey of any use. asked Marion, Ho had walked those twenty miles to-day, 'cm, and not a bit of solo hard ly left to his boots. That's forty miles iu the two days. And now he's heard as a good many men aie ut work in tno quarries up to Trcvcan, and he thinks they'd be sure to want navy boots; so he's lying down a bit, and is going to start there in tho morning, and if b. finds woik thero, he'll send for mc to do the closing, if only baby Kenneth had stood in tho dooiway until now, when thinking some new thought, he turned out and wailed, walking to and fro before lee door, These quarries atTrcavean belonged ichicily to Kenneth's oi l guardian, ,lLn iJuco might help this , work tin there; al 1' ------ . any rate, it might l,c tricJ; and a ho pondered on this, tho poor young moth er told Marion, with swimming eyes, how that was the gentleman who Lad been so kind to her. Bo thin, perhaps. why Mwion came out to him j a(iJ gi,u Yes, she mid, iu answer lo hi re mark, I hope mo t-W, but I haJ want ed, at lei,t his wife Lad wauled Lim to Cvi-tin'tft un f vr(k yvj.